As the U.N.-approved April 12 ceasefire looms over Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, Syria’s internal conflict is spilling across its borders. In a sign of solidarity with the Syrian opposition, U.N. and Arab League envoy Kofi Annan, and U.S. Senators John McCain and Joe Lieberman, paid separate visits to a refugee camp on the Turkish border. On Syria’s western border, crowds swelled at a funeral for Ali Shaaban, a Lebanese journalist reportedly shot by Syrian forces while he was on Lebanese soil. To the south, Jordan is now home to 95,000 Syrian refugees. And as Assad promises Annan the ceasefire will begin tomorrow, U.N. intelligence indicates the Syrian army is moving into formerly untargeted areas. The Local Coordination Committees of Syria, an affiliation of committees from around Syria, reports that 101 civilians and activists died Tuesday. In this week’s photo gallery, Latitude News features images highlighting how the conflict is reaching beyond Syria’s borders.
Picture This: Ugly conflict reaches across Syria’s borders
U.S. Senators visit Syrian border ahead of U.N. ceasefire